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Republican Former EPA Chiefs Try To Convince Senate GOP That Climate Change Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Four Republican former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency had a message for the Senate on Wednesday on climate chan...

Kate Sheppard

'Social Cost Of Carbon' Too Low, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The U.S. government uses $37 as its estimate of how much a ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs, including decrease...

Italian Judge Blames Coal Plant For Hundreds Of Deaths, Forces It To Shut Down

Posted 03.11.2014 | Green

Police in Italy have ordered the coal-fired power plant Vado Ligure, which they say is responsible for 442 deaths, to shutdown. The plant is located i...

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. Seven months have passed since the president announced the Climate Action Plan. Now it's time to implement the plan. Simply put, this year is when the rubber hits the road.

7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2014

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers.

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Release Greenhouse Gas Rules For New Power Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will finally publish notice of new proposed rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power p...

Kate Sheppard

Another International Lender Pledges No More Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has joined the growing list of international financial institutions that will no longer finance coal project...

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

IPCC's New Climate Change Report Recommends Fossil Fuels Stay Where They Are... in the Ground

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Most of us have already made peace with that part, and are ready to change -- 60 percent of Americans agree clean renewable energy is the future. But our willingness to do the right thing for ourselves and the planet is being undermined by the slow response of our own Environmental Protection Agency.

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Defies Its Own Coal Policy, Aiding Massive Indonesia Power Plant, Environmental Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

World Bank Group units are aiding the development of a new coal-fired power plant in Indonesia, despite a new bank policy discouraging support for coa...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief: Existing Power Plants Won't Have to Capture Carbon

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that forthcoming rules on greenhouse gas emissions from existing...

A War on Coal?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Is President Obama waging a war on coal? That's the allegation from the coal industry and its champions in Congress as the Administration cracks down ...

300 Years Is Too Long to Wait for Clean Air in Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Due to years of lax enforcement and regulatory loopholes, no American alive today will live to enjoy clear skies over the Grand Canyon and dozens of other national parks -- unless the Obama Administration takes action.

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Fighting the Rising Costs of Climate Change

Peter Lehner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

In acting this week to complete a $60-billion package of emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York region, Congress came face-to-face with the rising costs that climate change is imposing on the nation.

Romney Energy Plan Doesn't Make U.S. Safer or Reduce Prices

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

On this week's edition of CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis talked global energy policy with Chicago author Kari Leydersen. A well-respected Chicago reporter who Keri says the situation isn't simple.

Coal Plants Still Under Pressure

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

* Romney says will undo Obama's 'coal-killing' regulations * Cheap gas, EPA's rules to force coal plant retirements * On...

List Reveals The States With Worst Power Plant Polluters

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report this week addressing toxic air pollution in the U.S. With the report, they created a "...

Environmentalists To Sue Coal Power Plant Over Pollution

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists filed notice Wednesday that they plan to sue the six companies that co-own eastern Montana's Colstrip power...

EPA To Review Power Plant Rule

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxi...

U.S. Power Industry Braces For Court Air Pollution Ruling

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

* EPA seeks to control coal-fired power plant emissions * US appeals court delayed effective date, to decide on rule * E...

Why This Election Matters: Romney and GOP Lawmakers Choose Polluters, Not Kids

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

That's right. Romney and Inhofe would rather let big polluters off the hook than protect our kids from a toxin that causes developmental delays and other serious conditions. So do the 46 Senators who voted on Wednesday to block the mercury and air toxin standards.

Nuclear And Coal Power Could Face Future Climate Change Risk

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green

* Risk of power cuts rises in coming decades as world warms * Falling river flows, higher water temps main threats * Shi...

EPA To Reduce New Power Plants' Carbon Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignor...

Pro-life Argument Deserves Hearing in Mercury Ruling

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

I believe Jesus wants a world where people of all faiths use their talents so we have clean water, unpolluted air, and fish we can eat.